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Father's Day Funnies

Which state loves dad jokes the most? Idaho came in a close second.

Published online: Jun 12, 2019 Articles, Family Fun Guide, Holidays
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Which U.S. states love dad jokes the most? Utah and Idaho top the list, while New York comes in dead last. Groupon Coupons looked at 5 years of Google search data to answer the question on so many people’s minds: Are there regional differences when it comes to appreciating dad jokes?

Standout States

  • Utah and Idaho top the rankings at 1st and 2nd place, respectively. They also happen to be two of the least densely populated states in the U.S.
  • New York has absolutely no time for dad jokes. Maybe they’re too busy walkin’ here to appreciate the finer points of a good pun. They rank dead last.

Regional Differences

  • The East/West divide is real. Four out of the top five states that love dad jokes are west of the Mississippi River, while four of the bottom five states are east of it.
  • Swamps have a dampening effect on dad jokes: FloridaLouisiana, and Mississippi are all in the bottom five.

"We can confirm that the backslapping spirit of the American frontier is alive and well," the researchers penned. "Four of the top five dad-jokin’ states are out West—while thumbing your nose at cheap laughs is an eastern thing: four of the bottom five states are east of the Mississippi River."

Need some material? Cribbed from www.boyslife.org, here are some Father's Day jokes to keep on tap for Sunday brunch. Our favorite is from Jacob P., down in Orem:

Dear Dad: $chool i$ great. I’m making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying hard. I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you. Love, Your $on

Dear Son: I kNOw astroNOmy, ecoNOmics and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
Love, Dad

Some other knee-slappers:

Teacher (on phone): You say Michael has a cold and can’t come to school today? To whom am I speaking?
Voice: This is my father.

Pee Wee: What do you call your dad when he falls through the ice?
Westy: Beats me.
Pee Wee: A POPsicle!

Dan: I made a bad mistake today and gave my dad some soap flakes instead of corn flakes for breakfast.
Jan: Was he mad?
Dan: Yup. He was foaming at the mouth!

Source material: Groupon Coupons, Boy's Life. Photo by Barnaby Chambers
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